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Customers are being warned about illicit websites by Malta's regulator

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has alerted clients about a number of operators operating in the nation that are not licenced in Malta.

The notice was issued for 18 separate domains, some of which are controlled by the same operators. 24Pokies, an Australian online casino, and 4 Crowns Casino, with a Dutch address, are among the operators.

The MGA warned members of the public not to use the sites on its website.

“The Malta Gaming Authority has become aware that certain entities that do not hold an authorisation issued by the MGA are operating illegally within Malta,” read the statement.

“The authority hereby informs the public that these entities are not duly authorised by the MGA to provide a gaming service to any person in Malta.”

To operate in Malta, operators must be licenced under the country's Gaming Authorisations Regulations.

Article 14 of the Malta Gaming Act prohibits operating without a licence.

Malta revealed new player protection criteria for licensees last week, as it began a "private consultation" on the subject launched the week before.



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